"It takes a community to raise a leader" 
Monica Mosqueda - UW, Class of 2017

Lester Pearson

Lester at graduation.
Lester with friends at his graduation in May.

Bowdoin College, Class of 2014


This May, Lester graduated from Bowdoin College with a Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts! Lester joined CAN in 2009 as a junior at Franklin High School. When he graduated, we were thrilled to see him head off to this great school on the East Coast.
Now back in Seattle, he plans to spend the next two years near home to be closer to family and friends - including his sister, Alicya - also a CAN student - who just finished her freshman year at the University of Washington. 
While in Seattle, Lester is focusing on securing a job in graphic design and advertising. Down the road he plans to pursue a graduate degree in Automotive/Transportation design. 
Congratulations, Lester!
271 seniors from 6 high schools are heading off to college!

Sunny Ysa

Sunny after graduation!
Sunny with CAN Coach, Meg Peavey

Franklin High School, Class of 2014


This fall, Sunny heads off to Whitman College to pursue a degree in Political Science. Throughout high school, Sunny distinguished herself as a diligent student, active volunteer, and all around dynamic presence in the student body. On top of her active participation in CAN, Sunny was involved in a number of clubs at Franklin and volunteered with United Way on tax preparation all 4 years. In recognition of her impressive academic achievements, Sunny was awarded Whitman's prestigious Lomen-Douglas scholarship.


We're excited to see what amazing things Sunny accomplishes at Whitman -- they are lucky to have her!

Richard Vuu

Franklin High School, Class of 2014

Richard will attend the University of California Berkeley's School of Mechanical Engineering this fall. During his time at Franklin, Richard was heavily involved -- he ran cross country, was captain of the swim team, served in the Associated Student Body, and helped take the Robotics Team to a national competition in St. Louis!  Richard graduated in the top 5% of his class and was the recipient of many scholarships, including one of four Franklin Alumni Scholarships. 


We can't wait to see how Richard will take the Cal Bears by storm! 


Rose Nguyen

Chief Sealth International High School, Class of 2014


Rose has been one of the most committed Sealth CAN students this year - we are proud to see her hard work recognized with the Sealth Retired Staff Scholarship. 


This fall, Rose is excited to attend her dream school - Western Washington Universitywhere she plans to pursue a degree in Psychology.


Noriel with her CAN medal!

Noriel Sarquilla

West Seattle High School, Class of 2014


Noriel has been very active in CAN at West Seattle High School and taken on a leadership role through the CAN Ambassador program - a student-led initiative focused on networking and professional development.


Noriel was accepted to 5 top universities - University of Washington, Penn State, John's Hopkins, MIT, and Columbia. John's Hopkins was her first choice, but the financial aid offered only covered 75% of the cost.  Determined, Noriel negotiated attending the University of Washington for one year and completing her degree at John's Hopkins University with a full ride.


We know her determination will serve her well in life!

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